Tony Danza


One of America's most popular performers, Tony Danza has established himself as a stage, screen and television star, as well as a respected producer.


Born and raised in Brooklyn, Danza received a wrestling scholarship to the University of Dubuque in Iowa, where her earned his Bachelor's degree in History Education. Following college, he was discovered by producer Stu Sheslow at a boxing gymnasium in New York. Sheslow's discovery led producer James Brooks to cast Danza in the critically acclaimed series "Taxi."


Following his five year run on "Taxi," Danza starred in the ABC comedy series "Who's the Boss?" for eight seasons and also directed multiple episodes. Most recently, he starred in the ABC comedy "Hudson Street," for which he also served as the show's executive producer. Last year he starred in the CBS television movie "Deadly Whispers" opposite Pamela Reed. In film, Danza starred in Walt Disney's "Angels in the Outfield" with Danny Glover and "She's Out of Control."


Recently, Danza was seen as a guest star in David Kelley's Emmy Award-winning drama series "The Practice." Danza received an Emmy nomination for his portrayal of Tommy Silva, a shrewd, charismatic and street-smart attorney who fashioned himself a "man of the people." Last year, Danza was also seen in the Disney/ABC television movies "The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon" and "Noah."


Realizing his dream, Danza continues to garner critical applause performing his song and dance stage show. Danza's stage extravaganza is 90 entertaining minutes of singing, dancing, storytelling and much more. Danza debuted his stage show in Atlantic City to sold-out audiences in 1995 and has since taken his show on the road across the U.S., appeared on the legendary Las Vegas strip, returned to Atlantic City for encore performances, and performed a two-week sold out stint at New York's famed Rainbow and Stars. Last year, Danza returned to Rainbow and Stars, Atlantic City and Las Vegas.



One of America's most beloved performers, Danza recently had the honor of headlining with the national symphony orchestra at "A Capital Fourth," a national Fourth of July concert broadcast live(PBS) from the west lawn of the U.S. Capital in front of 400,000 people. Danza also recently made a stop at Carnegie Hall to perform for Skitch Henderson's 80th birthday.


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